May 22, 2024

During a heated discussion about Staten Island’s St. Patrick’s Parade exclusion of LGBTQ+ groups, Claudette Duff, a Community Board 1 member, said: “It’s time. This should not go on for one more minute.”

As one of the founding members of the Pride Center of Staten Island, Duff said the exclusion of LGBTQ+ groups from the annual celebration of Irish heritage has gone on for far too long. Read the full story here.

Photos by Staten Island Advance/Jan Somma-Hammel.



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